I am loving this pantry challenge. I am being more mindful of what food we have and how I can use it. Plus I have lost a couple pounds already - eating at home is helping!
Tonight, I made a super easy meal. I put the frozen chicken in the crockpot with a little chicken broth, salt and pepper. It was done in 3.5 hours so I shredded it up and turned it on warm. I added BBQ sauce before serving.
The wild rice was an Uncle Ben's box - 5 minutes. The green beans were from a can - just added butter, salt and pepper. yummy!
Dessert was a last minute idea. I was looking in the cupboards for something sweet and found this mix. I also used this time to let my daughter Hailey help me. I usually stress out when she helps me in the kitchen but this recipe had 3 ingredients - the mix, oil and water. Super simple. I even let her help me stir. My mother in law is going to be so proud of me.
|Tastefully Simple Lemonberry Cake|
|BBQ Chicken, Wild Rice and Green Beans|
Swedish Butter Cookies
While the cookies baked, I put some water on to boil pasta for the girls' lunch per their request. The school is a nut free zone so I am always trying to get them to eat other foods. Buttered noodles is super easy. I served it with a fruit pouch or squeezies as we call them and a Swedish butter cookie.
Buttered Noodles for Thursday's lunch
I was planning on having a Frittata tomorrow night but we have had eggs twice this week for dinner plus the girls asked for eggs this morning. So I will be coming up with something different. Maybe good old spaghetti with meat sauce served with garlic bread and hot applesauce.
Oh that sounds so good. spaghetti it is. :)
Have you joined the challenge? What have you been eating?